Sunday Sentence: Jason Brown’s Why The Devil Chose New England for His Work

Elizabeth MarroSunday SentenceLeave a Comment

I love reading them, so now I’m joining the #SundaySentence party started by David Abrams over at the Quivering Pen and on Twitter. It’s not a review. It’s not a story. It’s just one sentence I read this week, presented “out of context and without commentary.” This week’s Sunday Sentences (could not pick just one) are from Jason Brown’s collection, Why The Devil Chose … Read More

Sunday Sentence: God Bless America by Steve Almond

Elizabeth MarroReading & Writing, Sunday SentenceLeave a Comment

I love reading them, so now I’m joining the #SundaySentence party started by David Abrams over at the Quivering Pen and on Twitter. It’s not a review. It’s not a story. It’s just one sentence I read this week, presented “out of context and without commentary.” This week’s Sunday Sentence: “It was true, like most things his father said, which made … Read More

Veterans, Civilians: Connecting With Stories

Elizabeth MarroReading & Writing, Veterans3 Comments

    Nine years ago, I joined over eight hundred others in Encinitas, California and listened to three veterans tell stories about their time at war. They read their contributions to the anthology, Operation Homecoming, a collection of emails, journals, correspondence, essays and fiction written by those who were were deployed and their families. Almost everyone there seemed to have … Read More

Real Food For Thought

Elizabeth MarroAuthors, Books, Eat, Drink, Love5 Comments

Max Watman’s new book brought me back to fifth grade when my friend Debbie gave me half her chicken sandwich and I found a vein in it. “What’s this?” I asked her when I saw the tiny purple tube protruding from the chicken meat nestled between two pieces of her mother’s homemade bread. She shook her head even though she … Read More

Revisions

Elizabeth MarroGrowing Pains, Reading & Writing15 Comments

Revisions: a promising word that grows out of a hopeful thought: to see again. I’ve spent the better part of the past six weeks revising pages I’d “finished” two or three times already. More than once, I have gone still before my computer screen and thanked Allison Hunter who asked me to look again; to see them anew. Those pages … Read More

My Writing Process Blog Tour

Elizabeth MarroReading & Writing9 Comments

Just when I was trying to come up with a blog post, my friend Pamela Hunt reached out and “tagged” me for a blog tour all about the thing I was having a really hard time doing that day: writing. That’s how things have worked with Pamela from the outset. She is a generous champion of my work who has … Read More

Voice: Lost and Found

Elizabeth MarroEat, Drink, Love, Reading & Writing11 Comments

Hello again. It’s me. I’ve gone missing since early February, at least from this page. Those who’ve been blogging much longer than I have already know what I’ve discovered: use that voice or lose it. For a host of very good but also not very good reasons, I’ve not written here for the past five weeks or so. I’ve missed … Read More